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I'm Brad, 33, he/him (mostly), in the US midwest, working on space science hardware (as far as I can get from the military-industrial complex)

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I want to:
- Live in community with friends
- Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism

COVID, work 

Cool cool, my covid-denying boss is walking around the office coughing a whole bunch :)

Wow, I am not even done with $oldJob and I already feel the weight of its oppression lifting.

At the new place, I'm gonna build a fancy grape arbor from some rough-cut cedar the local sawmill carries, and join it together with some fancy Japanese joinery

Career, Space, MIC 

And it's weird leaving a "dream job" for something more boring. Although at this point I'm convinced that the new job will, at least, make the world bad at a slower rate than the space job. And give me the brainspace I need to learn and do more in the service of making the world better.

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Career, Space, MIC 

I'm definitely still working my way through this one, but leaving the space industry soon has my in my thoughts.

One of the hardest realizations for me is that working in a mostly-positive subfield of an industry that is essentially a giant military industrial subsidy does not a greater good make. In fact, mostly what you get are halfass attempts at science from folks that would rather be working at furthering fascism.

Hey hey, finally got my site automatically building again! And got my new theme pushed and working!

Now, to make some content that isn't ooooold....

ohwowneat.site

Not to anarchist on main, but this holiday we are REALLY sowing the fruits of capitalisms efforts to eradicate critical thinking skills while still educating a cohort of (mostly) white folks with the skills necessary to enable the technocratic treadmill of infinite growth

Ah to be able to write long-form with the self-confidence and lack of introspection of a 20 year old white man raised in the suburbs

Is it just me, or is OSS being commercialized / walled-garden-ified at a rate hitherto unseen?

PH 

Ughhh, I've had a backache, headache, and tight jaw for the past 3 days and I have no idea why.

Couldn't be the stress, right? Nothing stressful going on in my life or the broader world at all.

wow, even when you're fed up with it, it's surprisingly difficult to quit a job.

I am big emotionally drained.

Job (+++++++) 

I got the job offer! And it's a HUGE upgrade over the current job. I didn't realize how much I was getting screwed. 30% raise, a SIGNING BONUS, an RSU stock grant vested over 4 years, and better insurance that's $100 a pay period cheaper than what I have right now.

Plus! Less stress! A more well-managed company!

Woo! I've put some of my handmade camera straps up on an Etsy store! I'd love to know what y'all think!

etsy.com/shop/BricoleurHandmad

I'm on the cusp of switching jobs (One final interview, and I get the impression that as long as I don't really screw up, I'm golden), and I'm thinking about taking 2 weeks off between jobs because wow am I burnt out.

And I'm realizing: I haven't taken 2 consecutive weeks off school/work since 2003.

Selfie, EC, I made a thing! 

No camera strap? No problem!

I am once again yearning to create an overly complex webapp to assist me in a niche hobby.

It has been _0_ days since breaking down crying in the car at lunch because of work

Bought a used Minolta XE-7, and the shutter release was jammed. Bought another XE-7 to try and get enough parts to fix it, and it was totally fucked.

Finally bought an XE-7 that was demonstrably working, and it turns out the light meter is all kinds of wrong ☹️

At least now I have enough of these things to probably cobble together one working camera.

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